Abraham Lincoln is seen in this image traveling the circuit roads. he passed time on the road by reading on his way to the next court session.
Beardstown hotels of Abraham Lincoln's time were rather spartan affairs. nevertheless, these early hotels clearly were an improvement over the small inns where travelers not only slept in the same room, but usually in the same bed. The National Hotel and other local hostelries were wood-frame structures that provided private room accommodations. Of course, the local hotels of that time did not have indoor plumbing, although chamber pots were available in each room. According to local historical accounts, during his visits Lincoln would almost always visit a tavern that stood at the corner of State and Second streets. There he could get a meal and enjoy lively conversation. The hotels of Lincoln's time fell victim to fire and the ravages of time. The coming of the railroad of 1870 led to the construction of more substantial brick hotels.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Illinois: Looking for Lincoln series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 5:20pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 719006 N 4432961|
|Decimal Degrees||40.01846667, -90.43376667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 1.108', W 90° 26.026'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 1' 6.48" N, 90° 26' 1.56" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-198 Jefferson St, Beardstown IL 62618, US|
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